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Third Batman Entitled 'The Dark Knight Rises,' The Riddler Won't Be The Villain, Film Won't Be In 3D

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 27, 2010 1:55 AM
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Damn, Who Decided Wednesday Was Killer Big News Day?Guys, some of us are trying to write reviews, features and DVD pieces, christ. Hot on the heels that Robert Rodriguez is off "Deadpool," "The Hobbit" is confirmed for a New Zealand shoot and James Cameron has officially decided that his next two films will be "Avatar 2 & 3" comes some major news on Christopher Nolan's sequel to "The Dark Knight."

David Michôd's 'Animal Kingdom' Dominates The Australian Film Institute Award Nominations

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 27, 2010 1:29 AM
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'Beneath Hill 60' And 'Bright Star' Also In Strong ContentionThe Australian Film Institute has announced their nominations for the 2010 Awards, with David Michôd's crime drama "Animal Kingdom" taking home a record-breaking 18 nominations, at least one for every category which it was eligible for, and Jeremy Hartley Sims' war film "Beneath Hill 60" and Jane Campion's John Keats drama "Bright Star" not too far behind with 12 and 11 nods respectively.

It's Official: 'The Hobbit' Will Stay In New Zealand

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 27, 2010 1:02 AM
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Warner Bros. Seems To Have Received The Good End Of The Wizard StickNew Zealanders looking forward to an economic boost and fans of a homegrown Middle Earth staying put can rejoice. "The Hobbit" is staying in New Zealand. The New Zealand government announced last night that it had reached an agreement between director Peter Jackson, Warner Bros. — who were threatening to take the two films offshore — and the NZ labor unions that the production had been warring with and endangered to derail the picture.

Christopher McQuarrie Says The Lead Role In 'Top Gun 2' Belongs To Tom Cruise's Maverick

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2010 8:30 AM
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Are you ready America!?! Are you read for the return of Maverick!?! Well you better be because "Top Gun 2" isn't going to be some sissy way-after-fact sequel with a bunch of guys you don't know with Tom Cruise popping his head in to give a thumbs up. No siree. The Maverick himself is going to be leading the charge on this one.

Zach Galifianakis In Talks To Star In Muppet Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2010 7:43 AM
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Number one Mel Gibson fan, Zach Galifianakis, is in talks to join the currently untitled Muppet movie starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Rashida Jones and Chris Cooper.

Updated: Matthew Broderick & Casey Affleck Join Ben Stiller & Eddie Murphy In 'Tower Heist'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2010 6:11 AM
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Update: Casey Affleck has also joined the cast playing Stiller's friend and underling who is uncomfortable with the heist plans and wants to turn him in. Judd Hirsch of "Taxi" fame is also in the ensemble. This cast is now officially bonkers.

'Batman 3' Reportedly Looking For Female Lead

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 26, 2010 5:35 AM
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File Under ShockerWe're tempted to file this one under, "no shit, sherlock," but a) we're back on our don't-be-outraged medication this week and b) we'll admit, this is, we suppose an interesting, if very foreseeable, development.

Trailer & Poster For Dax Shephard's 'Brother's Justice' With Bradley Cooper & Tom Arnold

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2010 5:25 AM
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So Dax Shepherd has directed his first feature-length comedy, "Brother's Justice," and after recently unspooling at the Austin Film Festival he's drawn the big guns, sending the trailer over to Deadline to try and help land some distribution for the film.

Robert Zemeckis Says 'Yellow Submarine' Mo-Cap Remake Is Still A Go Film

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 26, 2010 4:41 AM
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Director Says Picture Is "All Ahead Full," Despite Actor's Recent Thought To The ContraryIt seems there is better news for director Robert Zemeckis who's been in the press quite a bit this week because of the 25th anniversary of "Back To the Future" (which seems never ending) which is hitting Blu-Ray today.

Watch: "Electrifying" New Trailer For 'Tron: Legacy' Featuring Daft Punk Track "Derezzed"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2010 3:27 AM
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A new, music-centered spot for the highly anticipated "Tron: Legacy" has landed, and what can we say other than it's pretty goddamned awesome.

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